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Financial Services

The New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation Network has announced the promotion of a number of staff: David C. Dobbins to senior executive vice president for operations, Richard R. Russell to executive vice president and chief financial officer, Ingrid Lemaire to vice president of research and government relations and Peter Jukoski to the newly created position as senior director of business development.

Ovide M. Lamontagne has been named vice chairman of the St. Mary’s Bank board of directors. Lamontagne is a partner in the Devine, Millimet & Branch law firm in Manchester. His civic involvement includes serving as legal counsel to the Heritage United Way and as a board member of the Easter Seals Society of New Hampshire, the Daniel Webster Council-Boy Scouts of America, Manchester Crime Line, CASA of New Hampshire and ACA Assurance.

James Pratt, assistant vice president/commercial loans at First Colebrook Bank, recently graduated from the American Bankers Association National Commercial Lending School, held at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Cynthia W. Sanford has been promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer at Charter Trust Company, Concord. Prior to joining Charter Trust in 1995, Sanford worked at Shawmut Bank in Manchester and Shawmut in Boston as vice president of private banking.

eccountingUSA, a division of Olbricht Group LLC, Hampstead, has received a Certificate of Distinction as a Best Software Select Partner. eccountingUSA sells, installs and trains customers on Best Software products, accounting and management software solutions for small and medium-sized companies.


The HNHfoundation has named Retha Lindsey Fielding of Plymouth, vice president for institutional advancement at Plymouth State University, to its board of directors. The foundation, located in Concord, evaluates and promotes access to health-care insurance for children and their families.

The Women’s Business Center has been awarded $10,000 in grants — $5,000 from Verizon and $5,000 from Fidelity Investments — to support development and implementation of an on-line electronic directory of New Hampshire women-owned businesses. The launch date for the Directory is anticipated to be fall 2004. The directory will allow women-owned businesses to develop and implement their own business listings on the WBC Web site. The funding also will help underwrite the cost of developing the systems and protocols to augment the WBC’s current Web site ( for the initiative.

New Generation Inc., a non-profit shelter for homeless women in Greenland, has added Marcy Tworkowski to its board. For the last six years, Tworkowski has owned Dover Beauty and Wellness in downtown Dover, offering beauty treatments, skin care and massage.

St. Mary’s Bank, Manchester, recently donated $2,000 to Southern New Hampshire Services’ New Hampshire Employment Program Job Club, which helps enable public assistance recipients and their families to reach economic self-sufficiency. The donation was made as part of St. Mary’s Community Outreach Program.

Sports and Entertainment

Global Spectrum, operator of the Whittemore Center Arena at the University of New Hampshire, has named Jim Wynkoop, a 10-year veteran of facility management, as the new general manager of the 6,000-seat arena. He was previously assistant general manager of the Global Spectrum-managed Colonial Center at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.


Pemi Motor Court in Lincoln has been sold to Rick and Kim Caston, formerly of Barnstable, Mass., by Mark and Paula Houde. New Hampshire Business Sales associate Stan Evans represented the Houdes and assisted the Castons in the transaction.

P.M. Mackay Group, Nashua, has been awarded a contract by Sunset View Condominium Association to reconstruct 24 condominium units in Hampton Beach that were damaged by fire in January. The project began in June with the demolition and disposal of the existing structure. Completion of the project is expected by November.

Dan Tousignant has joined Pella Windows & Doors as replacement specialist in the Dover, Somersworth, Rochester and Durham region. Before joining Pella, Tousignant worked as construction supervisor for Tallmadge & Company in South Carolina. Also joining Pella is Michele Thibeault, who joins the firm as production scheduler and inventory control assistant for the Maine and New Hampshire region.

New Hampshire Business Sales Inc. has named Jim Cross of Moultonborough as its top sales associate for the second quarter of 2004.

Eclipse Construction Inc. of Bedford recently began work on a design/build project for Nighthawk Realty of Bedford that involves the construction of a 5,700-square-foot office/retail building in the historical district of Bedford. The existing 1,200-square-foot building on the site is being renovated and restored with a focus on retaining its historical integrity.

Dennis P. O’Neil of Horne Construction Company Inc., Rochester, has received the professional designation of Certified Professional Constructor, or CPC. He is now certified in a program developed by the American Institute of Constructors and a coalition of professional construction associations.

Design-build contractor North Branch Construction Inc. of Henniker recently broke ground at the site of a new area work center for Public Service of New Hampshire in Tilton. Construction of the 24,000-square-foot, steel and masonry-skinned, line truck and office facility is scheduled for completion by year’s end. Udelsman Associates of Hollis team provided architectural services for the project.
Sales associate Donna Parrott of Carlson GMAC Real Estate in Merrimack has been awarded the firm’s first Premier Service Award. The award, to be presented annually, is given regionally to the GMAC Real Estate sales associate with the highest number of independent surveys and highest overall satisfaction rating.


Don Lavallee, founder of Lavallee/Brensinger Architects, a multi-disciplinary building design and project management firm in Manchester, was recently named chairman of the state Board of Licensure for Architects. Lavallee has served on the board since 1997.

Business Services

Debanne Stone has been named manager of Leddy Group’s Littleton facility. Stone, named regional vice president, has an extensive background in management, operations, recruitment, finance, customer service and human resources. The Dover-based company also has announced the hiring of Kevin Parlin to manage its Portland, Maine, office.

Health Care

Vasculart, a medical vein clinic in Exeter, has added two new laser systems to its cache of modern vascular equipment. Both the GentleLASE and Vbeam lasers will be used to treat patients suffering from a variety of pigmented and vascular lesions, including leg and facial veins, hemangiomas, port wine stains, rosacea, scars, stretch marks, sun and age spots, freckles, café-au-lait and melasma. The GentleLASE laser also provides permanent, painless hair removal and is safe for all skin types, according to Vasculart.

Board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist Wayne White has joined Women’s Progressive Healthcare and the medical staff of Parkland Medical Center, Derry.

The New Hampshire Pediatric Society recently honored Dr. Geraldine Rubin, a pediatrician at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene with a special achievement award. she was the driving force behind the development of the New Hampshire Health Professionals for Healthier School Nutrition Coalition. She was one of four physicians receiving the honor.

The Law

Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green’s International Practice Group has been asked to provide exclusive legal services for the newly launched Consolidated European Warehouse Initiative, a partnership among New Hampshire and Dutch services providers that is expected to streamline the process for New Hampshire companies to export to European markets. Sheehan Phinney attorney Kerry Scarlott will provide legal services for companies participating in the European Warehouse Initiative.

Doran Rymes has joined the Manchester office of Nixon Peabody LLP as a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Group. Prior to joining Nixon Peabody, Rymes was an associate at McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton where she practiced primarily in the areas of business litigation, intellectual property and employment law.

Attorney James Q. Shirley, a director in the law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green, has been invited to join the National Arbitration Forum’s Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators. The Forum is one of the world’s largest providers of alternative dispute resolution services.


Hollis-based J P Sercel Associates (JPSA Laser) has announced the appointment of Mike Lusczyk as manager of the company’s newly formed Electrical Engineering Group. He has more than 15 years of experience in the field of system level design and development of automated test systems and specialized assembly equipment, and more than 10 years experience writing Windows and network-based control applications.

Simplistix Plus, a Hudson-based networking and computer software company, has launched a new Web site,, which features information for consumers to access when seeking preventive or prescriptive measures for personal or networked systems.


Saint Anselm College has announced several administrative promotions: Dr. Duane Bruce has been promoted to associate dean of the college; Dr. Mark Cronin has been promoted to assistant dean of the college and dean of freshmen; Fr. Benet Phillips has been named assistant registrar; Margaret Bourque has been promoted to associate vice president for finance/assistant treasurer; Patricia Guanci Therrien has been promoted to director of alumni and annual programs; and John Gennetti has been promoted to director of individual gifts.

Kathleen Moulis, program coordinator at the College for Lifelong Learning’s Littleton Center, recently conducted a presentation at the national conference of the American Academy of Certified Public Managers in Topeka, Kan.


Merchants Leasing, Hooksett, has acquired all vehicles and assumed all leasing contracts of MiRAK Leasing of Arlington, Mass. MiRAK is a privately owned, family-run business servicing non-profits, associations, educational and governmental organizations and businesses with variously sized fleets. Both leasing companies have a national and regional presence and offer the same variety of cars, trucks, vans and SUVS as well as ancillary services.


Bill Herman, town administrator of New Durham, N.H., has been elected president-elect of the American Academy of Certified Public Managers, marking the first time a municipal manager or a New Hampshire resident has been elected to the position since the academy was established in 1988. Herman is currently serving a two-year term on the AACPM board of directors as member at large for communications and conferences.

Printing and Publishing

Nashua Screen Printing, among the region’s largest screen and digital printers, has changed its name to NSP Graphic Communications. The new name reflects its additional business focus on digital printing.

Concord Litho Group has announced a series of promotions and new hires: Shawn Macey has been promoted to production manager; Willy Burnell has been promoted to digital pre-press supervisor; Chris Lefort has been named to the newly created position of planning production supervisor; Scott Morse has joined Concord Litho as a customer service representative; and Ozie Christian has joined the firm as an estimator.

Media and Marketing

Brigham Pendleton Design has moved its offices to 53 Green St., Portsmouth. The firm provides Web site design and development, consultation, print design and identity design.

Business Organizations

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce has announced the members of this year’s Leadership Concord class: Robert Barry, Concord Police Department; Tori Berube, Granite State Management & Resources; Peter Callaghan, Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau, Pachios & Haley; Christopher Connelly, Dunbarton Police Department; Rev. Marcel Duhamel, The Second Congregational Society, Unitarian Universalist Church; Michelle French-Labreque, The Salvation Army; Cathlyn Haigh, Concord Area Trust for Community Housing; Diane Hastings, The Children’s Place & Parent Education Center; Matthew Hicks, Shaker Road School; John Hoyt, Jr.; Concord Housing Authority; Christianna M.L. Reed, Sulloway & Hollis; Thomas MacMullin, Kentek Corp.; Laura Marron, Community Provider Network of Central New Hampshire; Stefan Mattlage, Parker Academy; Betty Maxfield, Jefferson Pilot Financial; Robert McManus, City of Concord; Diana Moyer, Northeast Delta Dental; James O’Brien, American Red Cross; Kimberly Place, Bow Mills Bank; Michael Scavotto, Courtyard by Marriott/Grappone Conference Center; Amy Sheridan, Concord 20/20; and Johane Telgener, Concord Hospital Center for Health Promotion.

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